AADE Foundation Scholarship Program

The AADE Foundation's Scholarship Program provides educational opportunities to association members. Our scholarships advance diabetes educators' professional development and assist with their annual continuing education requirements. 

Consider applying for one or more the following scholarship opportunities:  

Lifestyle Coach Training Program Scholarship

Are you interested in being a lifestyle coach trained to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program? Consider applying to receive $500 towards attending a two-day, in-person training based on curriculum developed by the CDC. Learn more about AADE's Lifestyle Coach Training Program and the upcoming course schedule. 

Note: This course is offered multiple times each year. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

CORE Concepts® Course Scholarship

AADE's CORE Concepts Course explores the fundamentals of diabetes self-management education and support through case studies, interactive discussions and hands-on activities. Consider applying to receive $500 towards attending this multi-day, in-person training. Learn more about this educational opportunity and the upcoming course schedule.  

Note: This course is offered multiple times each year. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

AADE Foundation Annual Conference Scholarships

Awarded to diabetes educators of any discipline who are active AADE members, these scholarships provide complimentary registration to the AADE Annual Conference.

Please note: The application submission window for AADE18 has closed. Please check back in October 2018 to apply for AADE19 scholarships. 


Julie Betschart Scholarship

Generously supported by the Julie Betschart Fund

Julie is the daughter of AADE Past President Jean Betschart Roemer (1991-92) who has type 1 diabetes. Julie attended diabetes camp every summer with her mother, became a counselor herself, and later attended AADE meetings. She received her MS in Exercise Physiology from WVU and was working toward a PhD in physiology with a focus in renal disease when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She died at the age of 24 in 1997.

In Julie's honor, this scholarship is awarded to a pediatric educator or exercise physiologist and provides complimentary registration to the AADE Annual Conference and $1,000 towards airfare and hotel accommodations during the conference.

Pennsylvania Scholarship

Generously supported by the Pennsylvania Coordinating Body 

This scholarship is awarded to a diabetes educator in the state of Pennsylvania or Delaware and provides up to $1,000 towards registration and travel to the AADE Annual Conference.   

Testimonials from past recipients of the AADE Foundation Annual Meeting Scholarships:

"Wow! This is totally unexpected and wonderful. Please extend my appreciation to the members of the AADE Education and Research Foundation. I have spent most of my working career in the field of diabetes education and it has provided both many challenges as well as personal fulfillment. I haven’t had the opportunity to attend very many of the AADE annual meetings. However, I found each one that I did attend to be stimulating and motivating, and I left each one with a renewed passion to improve my skills as a diabetes educator. Thanks again."

-Diane Ehlinger, RN BS CDE

"I couldn't believe it when I opened the email! I have never been to the Annual Meeting and you have made it possible! I am really excited. Thanks again!!"

-Rachel Carron, RD CDE

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